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GI Doctor Says Specific Type of Pickles Is Best for Gut Health

If you enjoy eating pickles on everything, you'll be happy to know that they can also good for you too. TikTok content creator and GI doctor @thestomachdoctor shows us the types of pickles that can actually help to improve digestion. We have no idea.

Not all pickles are created equally.

This is great to know! He explains that the pickles you'll find in the grocery aisles contain vinegar, and those pickles are not great for gut health. He tells us that the pickles that you can find in the refrigerator section do not contain vinegars, and instead are naturally fermented. These naturally fermented pickles contain live pre-and probiotics. Who knew? If you're not a fan of eating yogurt and you don't enjoy taking supplements, this may be a great way to introduce both of those digestive aids into your diet. And it's such a tasty way to do it.

The audience had some questions. Viewer @user2990730582291 asked, “Can you eat them if you have high blood pressure?” And @thestomachdoctor replied, “The sodium can add up quick, so if you’re on a sodium-restricted diet, make sure you count these well.” That’s important. Viewer @GrizzFizz2019 pointed out, "Dill Pickles have vinegar - doesn’t matter shelf or refrigerated. Half Sour or Russian have no vinegar.” That is great to know. Viewer @maloveci commented, “Everything we do is wrong. Everything. I can’t believe I’ve been alive this long.” And @thestomachdoctor replied, “I wouldn’t say it’s wrong to eat any other pickle. What I’m trying to convey is if you want pickles with probiotics, then you have to get a specific type.” Good to hear. 

We are happy to hear that these beneficial pickles can be found in the refrigerator section. Maybe we’ll try making them this way at home someday, too.